Cardi B is opening up about her plastic surgeries.
The 28-year-old hip-hop star recently chatted with fellow music icon Mariah Carey about her cosmetic procedures for Interview magazine.
The star recalled her childhood in the Bronx and the struggles she experienced with her body image.
“I am Trini[dadian] and I am Dominican, and there are many Dominicans who see themselves in a certain way. They have soft, beautiful and curly hair. Growing up, guys would ask me weird questions like, ‘If you’re Dominican, why is your hair so messy?’ “He recalled.” I used to dye my hair and people used to say, ‘Oh, your hair is so crisp. And it would make me feel so weird. “
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However, her insecurities went beyond her hair.
“I was very skinny when I was younger too, and in the Bronx, it’s about being thick and having a …, so young guys would say, ‘Look at your flat … —– s’ “said the rapper. “And it would make me feel so ugly and underdeveloped.”
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Before becoming a successful musician, Cardi B worked as a dancer in a strip club. She revealed during her talk that she used the money from that job to undergo breast augmentation surgery, which made “any insecurity I felt about my breasts” disappear.
“When I was 20, I went to the urban strip club, and in the urban strip clubs, you had to have a big butt. So I felt insecure about it. It took me back to high school. So I got my a- – done, ‘”Cardi revealed. “And then I felt super safe.”
She also noted: “I feel so vindicated.”
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As for the insecurities surrounding her hair, the rapper just had to spend some time learning how to properly care for it.
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“When I was younger, I really didn’t know how to take care of my hair. So now I make my own mask and take care of my natural hair, and it makes me feel better, like what people said about me. It’s not true,” he said. “My hair wasn’t bad because it was a diaper. My hair was bad because I didn’t know how to take care of it.”